A Community Improvement District (CID) is a geographically defined area where commercial and industrial properties increase their own tax rate to fund improvements. CIDs partner with local governments, business professionals and surrounding residents.
Written consent is obtained from a majority of owners representing at least 75 percent of the district's property value. The local government authorizes the CID's creation.
CIDs identify issues that need to be addressed and lead in providing solutions. They focus on community appearance, public safety, infrastructure upgrades, economic development and transportation improvements.
A Board of Directors is chosen from area property owners. Additional members are appointed by local government authorities.